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ALL4’s: Is That Your Final Answer?

Posted: January 31st, 2012

Author: All4 Staff 

Last Month’s Answer and Winner:

On December 22, 2011 the final entrant in our 12 month “Is That Your Final Answer” series was determined.  Mark McGuffey correctly saw that the use of a proportional font in a U.S. EPA publically released document resulted in “corn busting” being regulated instead of ”combusting.”  So with our twelfth contestant identified and with the entire ALL4 staff witnessing (including our Columbus, GA staff via webcam), we held our drawing for the winner of a $500 gift card.  ALL4’s Lindsey Kroos, EnviroReview Project Manager, randomly selected the winning ticket of Darius Rogers – congratulations!


So with our 2011 duties completed we move on to our 2012 obligations and resolutions.  It seems like every year we resolve to read more.  But whether it is a fear of big words, too few pictures, or just finding an interesting book, we always seem to fall short of our goal.  Well this year we are starting with 1493 by Charles Mann, which describes the travels of Columbus and how the successive trips changed the ecological landscape of the Americas.  Traveling by ship got us thinking about how far towards the horizon someone could see.  We discovered that it really is not that far.  And thus here is our January 2012 “Is That Your Final Answer” question; on a clear day how far (in miles) would a sailor perched 25 ft up in the crow’s nest perceive the horizon to be? 


Please e-mail your answer to final.answer@all4inc.com.  Include in the e-mail your name, answer, and address (to receive your prize).

The final answer feature of 4 The Record is designed to test your knowledge across the environmental field, quiz you on the building blocks of air quality rules, stump you on ALL4 general trivia, and challenge you with brain teasers that have perplexed us.  The first correct answer e-mailed to us will qualify the respondent for free ALL4 gear and will enter the winner in our end-of-the year “Final Answer Championship.”  The subsequent month’s 4 The Record will identify the winner and the correct answer from the previous month’s question.  You must be an active subscriber of 4 The Record to win a monthly prize and be eligible for the championship prize.  ALL4 employees and family members are not eligible to compete.  Hope you enjoy this feature and good luck!


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